Local Government Association event on the future of social care

The Local Government Association held a roundtable event in London yesterday. Delegates included council chief executives, local leaders, government policy officials and leaders from the care and support sector. Presentations and speeches were given by Norman Warner (Commissioner for the Commission on Funding of Care and Support); Frances Patterson (Commissioner, the Law Commission); David Behan (Department of Health Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships); Paul Burstow MP (Minister of State for Care Services); and Baroness Hanham (Department for Communities and Local Government Parliamentary Under Secretary of State).

The table discussions were productive and covered the priority areas of the social care engagement, with particular focus on the role of local leaders and the importance of effective integration.

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